Video-Based Storytelling

Storytelling is an ancient means of communication that has endured for millennia. It is often character based, and can bridge differences between cultures and communities, making it a very useful tool for teaching SEL skillsDefinition:the processes through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions . Storytelling also has the capacity to support and enhance relationships among students by creating new knowledge (Bishop & Glynn, 1999).  For more information please visit our resource section on Storytelling.

By telling stories through video, Taxi Dog takes advantage of the high level of interest television holds for children, and allows for modeling of SEL skills. Research supports that carefully designed and developed video content helps children develop a variety of skills by simultaneously engaging the visual and auditory systems (Kirkorian, Wartella, & Anderson 2008).  Current research indicates that educational television programs demonstrating positive behavior and social skills can promote qualities such as altruismDefinition:the principle or practice of unselfish concern for or devotion to the welfare of others, cooperation and tolerance for others (Wilson, 2008).

For more information, visit the Media in Education  section of the resource page.

Video Based Storytelling